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Re: Dropbox apps asks for root password to work properly every time I start Mac OS

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Re: Dropbox apps asks for root password to work properly every time I start Mac OS

Explorer | Level 3

I have no open ticket yet, so feel welcomed to write to the e-mail address associated with this account.

Regards.

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Re: Dropbox apps asks for root password to work properly every time I start Mac OS

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I've reached out to your email address @cob24, so please just check your inbox when you have a moment and we'll go from there.

Thanks!


Daphne
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Re: Dropbox apps asks for root password to work properly every time I start Mac OS

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

9/10/2019

I am removing DropBox from all my Apple devices due the simple reason that this is the only app I have that insists on asking for my SYSTEM password. Giving my system password essentially grants access to everything on my Mac. Dropbox has not exhibited this behavior until recently, and it is both annoying and scary. I am therefore moving my files to icloud [security is great, but otherwise not too friendly], instead of placing my computer data at risk when it has not been necessary until now.

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Re: Dropbox apps asks for root password to work properly every time I start Mac OS

Explorer | Level 4

Heh! I distinguised this problem 1,5 years ago.

Seems, nothing changed since that - NSA still wants full acces to our machines. 

I intend to move to another cloud too, but just  too lazy for that.  Providing main system password for Dropbox is too much of a breach in my personal privacy to my mind. God f_k NSA!

I would welcome advice of another could storage with comparable compatibility with different services.

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Re: Dropbox apps asks for root password to work properly every time I start Mac OS

Explorer | Level 3

me too ... no ansa / resolution from dropbox

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